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Building record MDR11079 - Belmont Drive (formerly Railway Cottages), Staveley

Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

Railway Housing. Seven rows of railway cottages presumably associated with the MSLR Beighton-Annesley line of the early 1890s. Brick with slate roofs but now rendered and much altered. Built alongside the line of the railway, the LNER loco depot and the branch to Ireland Colliery. The line of the railway is still evident in places (finally closed in the 1980s after a brief resurrection to serve Arkwright Colliery) but it is rapidly disappearing under an industrial estate on the site of Ireland Colliery. Part of the colliery site has been reclaimed and formed into a park with two lakes. (1) Houses first shown on the 2nd edition OS 25" map of c. 1900. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 2000. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. Part V. North East Derbyshire. p 22.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Brown, J. Observation based on personal experience, map evidence, site visit etc..
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 43729 74681 (116m by 328m)

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Record last edited

Sep 14 2017 11:18AM

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